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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Empty, foreclosed houses burden cities, neighborhoods

John "J.D." Wilson, right, helps a landscaper get the garage door back on track during clean-up work at the vacant house next door in Covington. Getting a Freddie Mac home repaired for resale typically costs $25,000 or more, said Carol Wright, the real-estate broker assigned to the home.